Cohesion Policy in the future: 2014 - 2020
05 Apr 2012
The European Commission and the member States are negotiating the terms for the Cohesion programming period that will start in 2014. On 6 October 2011 the new draft regulations were presented, based on which a new cycle of negotiations will take place. For cities, the concentration of funds on EU2020 priorities, the Urban Development platform, conditionalities, funding possibilities and an increased focus on sustainable urban development are of central relevance.
05 Apr 2012
Under the aegis if the Hungarian EU Presidency, the Territorial Agenda 2007 has been updated to incorporate the EU2020 Strategy and changes in the Treaty of Lisbon. From an urban point of view, the inclusion of Territorial Cohesion is important, as is the strong emphasis on place-based as integrated development to reach the EU2020 goals.
10 Apr 2012
The Polish EU Presidency of the latter half of 2011 has done valuable work on evaluating Cohesion Policy – of which this report is a fine example. This report further explores the available evaluation findings in order to initiate an evidence‐based debate on how the future Cohesion Policy may contribute to the successful implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy. Because in the coming years, strategic programming will gain further prominence.
16 Apr 2012
Over the last two decades, urban areas have gained recognition as the engines of economic growth in Europe. For this reason, it seems clear that there is a need for a distinct ‘urban dimension’ in Cohesion Policy. The aim of this Background Report is to promote the debate on this dimension, by posing prickling questions and recommendation on the subject.
17 Apr 2012
When the Lisbon Treaty came into force, territorial cohesion joined the ranks of the key policy
aims of the European Union. Thus, all EU policies need to contribute to attaining these goals, and EU2020, the Territorial Agenda 2020 and Cohesion Policy are important instruments to this end. What can individual cities and Europe at large win by strengthening the territorial dimension of EU2020 and Cohesion Policy?